Archive For The “Fantasy” Category
By Dan Abnett
Some distance to the north of the Empire lies the scary Chaos Wastes, domestic of the darkish Powers and their mutated servants. As they head into this sinister area, brothers-in-arms locate their destinies thrown into turmoil as their struggle opposed to the hordes of Chaos rips them asunder Such is the harmful strength of this fallen land, that the most powerful of pals can quickly develop into the main sour of enemies, hurtling inexorably in the direction of a last cataclysmic showdown.
By Jim C. Hines
Second e-book in genre-bending city myth sequence by means of Hugo Award-winning writer Jim C. Hines
“Superior worldbuilding.” —Charlaine Harris • “Really, relatively clever.” —Patrick Rothfuss • “Magic librarian and ass-kicking dryad event tale we’ve all been ready for.” —Seanan McGuire
Isaac Vainio’s existence is simply approximately excellent. He should still comprehend it can’t last.
residing and dealing as a part-time librarian in Michigan’s higher Peninsula, Isaac has eventually earned the paranormal learn place he has dreamed of with the Porters. he's seeing a wise, enjoyable, attractive dryad named Lena Greenwood. He has been cleared via Johannes Gutenberg to perform libriomancy once more, attaining into books to create no matter what he chooses from their pages. better of all, it's been greater than months considering that whatever attempted to kill him.
after which Isaac, Lena, and Porter psychiatrist Nidhi Shah are known as to the small mining city of Tamarack, Michigan, the place werewolves have came upon the physique of a brutally murdered wendigo. What starts off as a easily monster-slaying results in deeper mysteries. the higher Peninsula is set to turn into flooring 0 in a mystical warfare like not anything the area has visible in additional than years.
By Jessica Day George
When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to go to an aged pal within the neighboring state of Westfalin, she welcomes the swap of surroundings. yet so that it will achieve Westfalin, Petunia needs to go through a wooded area the place unusual two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves reason on redistributing the wealth of the noble voters who've entered their territory. however the bandit-wolves turn out extra rakishly good-looking than actually risky, and it isn't till Petunia reaches her vacation spot that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to go to might be an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse.
The tales of crimson using Hood and Robin Hood get a brand new twist as Petunia and her many sisters tackle bandits, grannies, and the hot King less than Stone to finish their kinfolk curse as soon as and for all.
Part moorfolk and part human, and not able to shape-shift or disappear at will, Moql threatens the security of the Band. So the folks banish her and ship her to reside between people as a changeling. Named Saaski through the couple for whose genuine child she used to be swapped, she grows up taunted and feared through the villagers for being varied, and is cozy in basic terms at the moor, taking part in unusual song on her bagpipes.
As Saaski grows up, stories from her forgotten earlier with the folk slowly emerge. yet so do feelings from her human aspect, and she or he starts to gain the bad unsuitable the people have performed to the people she calls Da and Mumma. She is decided to revive their baby to them, no matter if it capability a perilous go back to the realm that has already rejected her as soon as.
By John Marco
John Marco offers the riveting end to his sweeping delusion saga — during which 3 not likely allies stand united opposed to a terrifying situation that threatens to devastate a world.
Biagio, Emperor of Nar, used to be a madman and a tyrant. Now he wishes peace. The irony is that not anyone believes him. as an alternative, the most harsh of his minions are collecting a military to usurp his throne, bringing a brand new scourge to a battle-scarred international.
But the wily Biagio has yet one more determined plan. Alazrian Leth, bastard son of Aramoor’s governor, is just 16, yet this younger prince secretly possesses infrequent magical skills. Biagio sends Alazrian on a near-impossible undertaking: to persuade outlawed priest Jahl Rob and his fans — the fearless Saints of the Sword — to look for the exiled ruler of Aramoor and the mysterious humans known as the Triin.
If those historic enemies can unite into one nice military, a boy’s unusual and lovely magic could be the spark to heal a wounded global ... or set in movement an incredible betrayal.
By R.A. Salvatore
The lengthy fight is over ultimately. The demon dactyl isn't any extra, its darkish sorceries shattered through the gemstone magic wielded by means of the girl often called Pony. yet victory didn't come simply. Many lives have been misplaced, together with Pony’s lover, the elf-trained ranger Elbryan Wynden.
Despite the dactyl’s dying, the dominion nonetheless seethes within the related cauldron of plots and machinations. but if a perilous disease all of sudden looks one of the humans of Corona, Pony needs to adopt a pilgrimage that might attempt her powers–and her faith–as by no means prior to. looking at her each step of ways is the guy she hates certainly else: Marcalo De’Unnero, the villain liable for Elbryan’s loss of life . . . who could wish not anything greater than to guide Pony down that very same treacherous route to destruction.
By Traci Harding
Tory′s dual infants are changelings and she or he needs to trip into the fourth size to reclaim her personal ... e-book 2 within the Celestial Triad Trilogy takes Tory and Maelgwn into the geographical regions of the Devachan, the Fourth size. They and their extended family have had many peaceable years in the world of Kila till Tory′s new dual infants, just a couple of days after their beginning, are switched with changelings ... the infants now show all of the features of fairy folks and, as with every deva babies, they're neither male nor girl. Tory seeks the tips of the pill of Destinies and is instructed that the changelings are the 1st of the Devachan to enterprise into human life and that her twins are the 1st people to decide on to adventure the area of the Devachan ... and the entire infants are psychically associated. To reclaim their childrens Tory and Maelgwn needs to trip to the Fourth size. even as, different human breeds are close to warfare and Tory and Maelgwn needs to divide their energies. The changelings end up to be of inestimable worth in supporting their foster mom and dad to unite the human clans of the galaxy and in guiding Tory into the Fourth size ...
The vintage Bestselling Saga via technology Fiction Grand grasp Robert Silverberg
Plagued by way of nightmares of Majipoor besieged by means of blizzards and earthquakes, Lord Valentine believes those omens sign an encroaching struggle among his humans and the Shapeshifters who as soon as governed the planet. for hundreds of years they've got conspired to regain their stolen international and lately, they have been found impersonating contributors of the kingdom’s internal circle.
Since coming to energy, Valentine has made peaceable overtures to the Shapeshifters, activities that experience many within the royal court docket wondering his explanations and loyalties—and led them to contemplate elimination him from his governing tasks in order that he may well ascend to the better ceremonial place of work of Pontifex.
But if Valentine accepts the mantle of Pontifex and surrenders his place to his successor-in-waiting, he should be remembered as a pacesetter who kept away from his responsibilities—and shattered the peace that has reigned for 8 thousand years...
By Richard Poche
“Every unmarried elf will disappear from the face of the earth.”
Princess Carella reads this prophecy within the publication of Arcanscape and understands that the darkish Queen will cease at not anything to make it come precise. Carella travels with a gaggle of missionaries around the land to provide her present of therapeutic and recruit different elven tribes to aid sign up for the conflict opposed to the darkish Queen.
while Carella and her missionary staff cross lacking, an previous barbarian named Kelroar is employed through the village cleric Ricmorn to discover them. however the darkish Queen has her personal barbarian within the kind of Tholan the scary. more youthful and swifter, Tholan readies to take the mantle from Kelroar because the fiercest fighter within the land.
Marshaling her forces of Killtooths, a breed of vampire elves, the darkish Queen starts her siege on Carella's village because the meet head on in a collision among darkness and the sunshine.
Captain Merros Dulver is the 1st in lots of lifetimes to discover a course past the good mountains often called the Seven Forges and stumble upon, ultimately, the half-forgotten race who reside there. And it can look that they have been watching for him. As he returns domestic, bringing an entourage of strangers with him, he starts off to wonder if his discovery has been the sort of great point. For the gods of this misplaced race are the gods of warfare, and their stories of that far away cataclysm haven't faded.
The humans of Fellein have stay with legends for lots of centuries. To their a long way north, the Blasted Lands, a legacy of an historic time of cataclysm, are tremendous, desolate and impassable, yet that does not cease the occasional excursion into their fringes looking for any hint of the ancients who had as soon as lived there... and oft-rumored riches.
File Under: Fantasy [Savage Lands | Vengeful Gods | An anticipated trip | Battalions at struggle]